Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8

Should you buy a Renault Captur?

In what’s become a very crowded and competitive area of the car market, the Renault Captur stands out for its smart design, plush interior and long list of technology available – including its suite of driver assistance and safety tech. 

It’s a shame some of that tech – namely the digital dials and larger infotainment setup – isn’t standard across the Captur range, though. That would have really helped the car stand out among its many rivals, but the basics are still right with this car. 

What we like 

Inside, it’s very comfortable and easy to drive, with an interior that – even in lower-specs – looks different enough from the competition to feel interesting. The materials used also feel superior to cars like the Hyundai Kona and SEAT Arona, while higher-spec models with more colours and plusher materials easily challenge the Skoda Kamiq and Vauxhall Mokka

The flexible rear seats are a rare find in the small SUV class, and regular petrol versions have a big boot, too. Opt for the TCe 140 engine, and you’ll have a punchy and efficient companion. 

What we don’t like 

The refinement of the E-Tech plug-in’s engine is deeply disappointing, and there are a few flimsy areas inside such as the floating centre console found in automatic models. It should also be pointed out that even the regular hybrid has a far smaller boot than conventionally powered Capturs. 

Which Captur is best for you 

We’d recommend a TCe 140 S Edition to see the Captur in its best light. The plusher interior and powerful engine are well worth the additional outlay.  

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Further reading:

>> The best small SUVs to buy

>> Skoda Kamiq review

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